Nivi · March 24th, 2010
Last week, Naval threw a Venture Hacks meetup at SXSW and sat on the Seed Combinators Panel with Paul Graham, David Cohen, Marc Nathan, and Joshua Baer. Much thanks to everyone who joined us. Here are some pics and highlights.
Photo by Joshua Baer
Photo by Elegant Machines
My favorite paraphrased quotes from the panel — I grabbed them from Dave McClure’s tweets:
“Can you start a startup alone? Yes, of course. it’s entirely possible to raise kids alone, but it’s easier to do it in a marriage.” – Naval
“The Y-Combinator application form is like an intellectual CAPTCHA.” – Paul Graham
“Incubators are graduate school for entrepreneurs… instead of getting a job, create jobs.” – Naval
“We often fund companies on 2nd/3rd try… Drew Houston at DropBox was an initial reject.” – Paul Graham
“Press is negative ROI in most startups.” – Naval
ReadWriteWeb also has a good round-up of the panel.
Photos and video by John Price